Category Archives: Blog

Recruit Your Dream Board Members

If you are in search of inspiration for your club or association’s board during the ramp up to fall soccer, look no further than Gail Perry’s post on transforming your nonprofit board. Her simple advice? If you want to recruit … Continue reading

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Your Board Members Can Raise Money Without Fundraising

Looking for ways that your board directors can raise money for your organization, without having to embark on a big fundraising drive? Take a look at Neil Edgington’s post at Social Velocity about 9 ways board members can raise money … Continue reading

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Engage Your Alumni Through Facebook

What if your soccer club treated your former players and coaches like a university treats its alumni? Imagine being able to engage former players in providing testimonials on your website about the positive impact your club had on their lives. … Continue reading

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Forbes Blog Post on Building the Best Volunteers

Does your club have a “superteam of ordinary (but motivated) volunteers” or are you struggling to find volunteers for the long-term? Read Ashoka’s Forbes blog post on building the new generation of volunteer – the innovative, entrepreneurial volunteer – and … Continue reading

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New York Times’ Soccer Blog Shines Spotlight on Sounders Women

We happen to think the Great Northwest is the soccer capital of the United States (Cascadia, anyone?) and it seems the New York Times is joining our team. Goal, the New York Times soccer blog, posted a story about the … Continue reading

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The Glass Wall: Women and Coaching

When you picture a soccer coach, what gender are they? Now think of a Director of Coaching – what gender are they? What about a referee? Or a top-level club president? Simple enough questions, but the answers illustrate one of … Continue reading

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Via Nonprofit Law Blog: What Board Members Should Know About Reviewing a Form 990

If you’re new to your Club or Association board, or if you’re wondering whether you’ve done all you need to do in your organization’s annual Form 990 review process, check out Emily Chan’s post at Nonprofit Law Blog on What Board Members Should Know About Reviewing a Form 990. Continue reading

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Board Resource: Checklist for a Top-Level Board Governance Committee

Gail Perry, the best-selling author of Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action, posted her Checklist for a Top-Level Board Governance Committee last spring about the most important tasks of a governance committee and she names some tasks that it’s easy to forget about when working on the everyday duties necessary to run a local soccer club. Continue reading

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Is your Club or Association board of directors wondering: what is the perfect size of a board? If so, read BoardSource CEO Linda Crompton’s newest blog post about the #1 question she’s asked and why boards should focus on the … Continue reading

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Great Messaging: Rick Steves

Rick Steves posted about the situation in the Cinque Terre on his travel blog yesterday and told a great story about his connection to the region, personalizing his company’s response to this natural disaster in a region that is heavily supported by tourist travel, including Rick Steves tours. Using an emotional plea can be an extremely effective tool in fundraising or retention of members/volunteers/donors. Continue reading

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